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Youth Conservation Corps Opportunities

High school students working on the refuge- USFWS.The application deadline for the 2015 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge was April 16, 2015. Selections for the program will be made in the upcoming weeks.

WHERE: Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge headquarters located at 6263 Appalachian Highway on Route 32 in Canaan Valley, WV

WHAT: Full-time (40 hrs per week) summer employment, Monday through Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm, for 8 weeks from June-August.

SALARY: $8.00 per hour

DUTIES: Assist with and complete natural resource conservation, habitat protection, and enhancement projects including, but not limited to, trail and garden maintenance, boardwalk repairs, wildlife surveys, etc. Duties are performed in all types of weather/outdoor conditions. 

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use common hand tools and perform physical labor. Must be between 15 and 18 years of age for the duration of the program. Must have parental approval and transportation to Refuge headquarters. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

SELECTION: Enrollee selection will be on a random basis from the pool of eligible applicants. Depending on the applicant mix, a balanced number of male and female enrollees will be selected. Those not initially selected will remain on an alternate candidate list should vacancies occur during the program. 

For further information, please contact:
Richard Zane, Deputy Refuge Manager
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
6263 Appalachian Way
Davis, WV 26260
Telephone: (304) 866-3858, ext. 22
e-mail: richard_zane@fws.gov 

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2015
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